This campaign closed on Dec 14, 2009 Blake Mankin brought clean water to Mihimas Feres and 1 other project.

Blake Mankin: Run For Water

Blake Mankin: Run For Water

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Mission Statement

On December 13 I'm going to run the White Rock Marathon in Dallas, TX.

That's 26.2 miles of sweating, pushing, giving everything I've got.

Sounds rough, right? Well imagine doing all of that without clean water.

Every week, millions of women and their children walk more than 14 miles just to get water for their families. Most of this water is contaminated, but it's the only water they have. They take the chance of catching diseases like bilharzia and schistosomiasis (parasites) - with every sip. There's nothing they can do to change it.

So, what can I do?

My mission is to raise $5,000 for water. I want every step to matter. I'm asking for pledges per foot, per mile or flat out donations to help achieve my goal.

Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to water projects, and each donation is "proved" when projects are complete. I aim to raise $5000 in the next three months. This will be enough to fund a water project in a village that is in desperate need of water.

I hope you'll join me in helping them now.

You can follow my training by visiting my Twitter page at http://www.twitter.com/blakeruns4water

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Updates and Comments

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    Lauren Schoger
    donated $30
    over 10 years ago
    Congrats Blake =) You inspire me...have an amazing christmas break!
  • L
    Luke Shaw
    donated $100
    over 10 years ago
    The Mountain Dewds got your back bro.
  • M
    Michelle King
    donated $50
    over 10 years ago
    Great job Blake!
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $20
    over 10 years ago
    love you, blake. you're a soldier and have an incredible gift of love and creativity. thanks for being an inspirational leader. and merry christmas!
  • S
    Sharon Mankin
    donated $700
    over 10 years ago
    Let's build that well!!!!
  • K
    Krista Aschenbeck
    donated $10
    over 10 years ago
    blake- you have such an incredible heart for the Lord and others. you are doing an incredible thing!
  • A
    Anne Peel
    donated $20
    over 10 years ago
    Blake, you have done such amazing things for this cause! It is such a joy to experience the power you have to influence people to change the world! God bless you!
  • B
    Beeta Kashani
    donated $17
    over 10 years ago
    Because 17 is my lucky number. Also you are awesome.
  • S
    Stephen Keating
    donated $25
    over 10 years ago
    In my imagination the marathon looked something like that video we made: The Golden Path. Thanks for being an inspiration to change the world.
  • C
    Cynthia Lawson
    donated $50
    over 10 years ago
    We admire your efforts, Blake!

This campaign brought clean water to Mihimas Feres, Ethiopia and 1 other project.

Ethiopia
Hand-Dug Well
400

All donations made to Blake’s campaign

72

donations

SORT BY
Sharon Mankin$700
Anonymous$400
william suess$300
Cindy Dove$250
Richard and Donna Ridgway$150

Updates and Comments

  • L
    Lauren Schoger
    donated $30
    over 10 years ago
    Congrats Blake =) You inspire me...have an amazing christmas break!
  • L
    Luke Shaw
    donated $100
    over 10 years ago
    The Mountain Dewds got your back bro.
  • M
    Michelle King
    donated $50
    over 10 years ago
    Great job Blake!
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $20
    over 10 years ago
    love you, blake. you're a soldier and have an incredible gift of love and creativity. thanks for being an inspirational leader. and merry christmas!
  • S
    Sharon Mankin
    donated $700
    over 10 years ago
    Let's build that well!!!!
  • K
    Krista Aschenbeck
    donated $10
    over 10 years ago
    blake- you have such an incredible heart for the Lord and others. you are doing an incredible thing!
  • A
    Anne Peel
    donated $20
    over 10 years ago
    Blake, you have done such amazing things for this cause! It is such a joy to experience the power you have to influence people to change the world! God bless you!
  • B
    Beeta Kashani
    donated $17
    over 10 years ago
    Because 17 is my lucky number. Also you are awesome.
  • S
    Stephen Keating
    donated $25
    over 10 years ago
    In my imagination the marathon looked something like that video we made: The Golden Path. Thanks for being an inspiration to change the world.
  • C
    Cynthia Lawson
    donated $50
    over 10 years ago
    We admire your efforts, Blake!

Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Your donation will help change that.